I found this article while researching famous people with bipolar disorder. It caught my eye because Cree is one of my wife’s all-time favorite bands. In the late 90s, Creed was one of the hottest bands around. They sold over 11 million copies of Human Clay. The band unexpectedly split up in 2004. Band members specifically blamed Scott Stapp’s unpredictable behavior. This is not a statement that is surprising for rock stars. Aren’t they all unpredictable? But, Scott Stapp recently came out talking about how his behavior led to bipolar disorder diagnosis.
Michael Douglas and Catherin Zeta-Jones are experiencing severe marriage problems. Reports have documented that they are having bitter fights. They recently attended the US Open with their daughter. But, not all the action was on the court. Douglas and Zeta-Jones created some of their own action. How much of a role is Zeta-Jones’s bipolar disorder playing?
One of the symptoms of bipolar disorder is the need for stimulation. One report from the National Enquirer infers that this need for stimulation may be causing their marriage difficulties. They reported, “Catherine was goading him. She was laughing at him and Michael’s face turned angry. You could feel the tension between them.” They also observed that she is very combative with him. He tries to take it but eventually blows up. Could this be the reaction that Zeta-Jones is looking for?
Bipolar can be a debilitating disease. The severe mood swings, depression, and lack of energy can make getting through each day difficult. It can make getting through the next hour seem difficult. But, there are some bipolar blunders that actually make your life harder. Thought I was going to talk about the funny or odd things that people with bipolar do, didn’t you? No, the blunders I am talking about are the ones that make bipolar recovery more difficult. We highlight the 11 biggest bipolar blunders and how they affect your life.
Twitter means many different things to different people. Some see it as a way to advertise their website, books, articles, or products. Others see it as a way to tell others about their day. Some see it as a way of learning about others’ lives. But, Twitter actually can teach us a lot. Learn, how twitter can teach you about bipolar.
Twitter Is Full of Bipolar Educators
There are many people that write about bipolar and share their insights on Twitter. It is true that Twitter only allows short text messages. You are not going to find a whole course or article on Twitter. But, that actually can be beneficial. You can find bipolar facts and article headlines on Twitter. A simple search of “#bipolar” leads to a listing of bipolar related tweets. Since they are short texts, it is easy for you to skim them. You can identify those that identify and help with bipolar disorder issues that you are having right now.
Bipolar disorder is known for symptoms including manic depression, severe mood swings, periods of high activity, periods of low activity, elation, among others. But, this article is more than these symptoms. Most people are familiar with these. But, most people are not familiar with these 6 facts about bipolar that will impress your friends.
Mental health conditions make you feel isolated. You feel like your broken. You wonder about your potential future. Will you be able to be successful? Bipolar is no different. In fact, bipolar can be even more difficult. The mood swings and frequently moving from elation to depression make many wonder if others see them as crazy. This causes them to withdraw. But, there are reasons why you don’t hold back your bipolar. In fact, there are reasons why you shouldn’t hold bipolar back.
Weakness Is Ok
In our modern society, it is seen as politically incorrect to admit that you are hurt or have problems. This is even more true with mental health disorders. Many – well meaning – people will want to help but in reality they will make you feel crippled. It makes you feel like you are not as good as everyone else. This causes people with bipolar to hide their disorder. This adds extra stress and anxiety to their lives that actually makes their bipolar worse. Realizing that it is ok to have a weakness allows you to let your feelings out. Getting them out helps alleviate stress and anxiety. It helps keep your bipolar in check.
Bipolar disorder causes dramatic mood swings—from feeling overly high” and/or irritable to sad and hopeless, and then back again, often with periods of normal mood in between. Severe changes in energy and behavior go along with these episodes. The periods of highs and lows are called episodes of mania and depression. It is often not recognized as an illness, and people may suffer for years before it is properly diagnosed and treated.
In the Schofield Group we have identified a number of regions of the genome which may contain susceptibility genes for bipolar disorder. These include a region on chromosome 4, which was originally identified in a single large pedigree containing over 90 relatives, and a region on chromosome 15 which was recently discovered in a pooled analysis of 35 families.
With her mind racing, Kimberly Davis jumped from task to task. Unable to complete what she started, her school work suffered. She had difficulty getting along with others as she ping-ponged between feeling great one minute and awful the next. At home seemingly minor incidents turned into screaming matches.
There are also the limitations that any chronically ill person has. There’s stuff we can’t do and there are ways we manage our days and nights in the context of the disorder and its medication. And there are the variations in cognitive functioning (that one really, really hurts). The drugs they take are associated in pop culture with angst and inner turmoil (Nirvana’s album Lithium, being a prominent reference). The condition’s name is often used to describe mercurial indivduals who clearly do not have the disorder.
Bipolar disorder , formerly known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain and behavior disorder characterized by severe shifts in a person’s mood and energy, making it difficult for the person to function. More than 5.7 million American adults or 2.6 percent of the population age 18 or older in any given year have bipolar disorder. The condition typically starts in late adolescence or early adulthood, although it can show up in children and in older adults. People often live with the disorder without having it properly diagnosed and treated.